Edward Roydon Abbott

1897

Artist biography

Edward Roydon Abbott is an established contemporary artist, Edward Roydon Abbott was born in 1897. Also born in 1897 and of this same generation are Charles Artus, Erwin Blumenfeld, Emil Jacques Grumieaux, Agnes Olive Allen, and Roman Vishniac.

Further Biographical Context for Edward Roydon Abbott

Edward Roydon Abbott was born in 1897 and was predominantly inspired creatively by the 1900s and 1910s growing up. The Fauves are generally considered to be the first major Post-Impressionist group, working in the beginning of the twentieth century. With artists such as Henry Matisse within their ranks, the Fauves believed that intense, other worldly colours and energetic brushstrokes were a key component of painting. At the same time, a young Pablo Picasso, still in his youth, created his renowned Blue and Rose periods in Paris, and by the end of the 1920s he had developed the first ideas of depicting fractured views of reality alongside his contemporary Georges Braque. This movement became known as Analytical Cubism. The De Stijl group in the Netherlands, led by the teachings of Piet Mondrian, began to practice important theories about Abstraction. Alongside this, Kasimir Malevich and his contemporaries developed Constructivism and Suprematism in the Soviet Union. These pioneering styles of art were demanding and politicised, and looked to serve a new world order.

Edward Roydon Abbott

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